OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

I have a very large collection of face serums. Why? Because I LOVE switching off all the time depending on how my skin is acting. Serums are a great way to nourish the skin without the heavy feel of a cream or lotion. I was excited to try OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C because my skin has been misbehaving lately; having bouts of acne and dry patches all the same time. Fun times!

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is a botanically derived lightweight hydrating serum that utilizes the power of hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin by locking in water into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is know to hold up to 1000 times in weight in water, plumping the skin and fighting the early signs of aging as well as inflammation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also increases collagen production which also helps in combating premature aging. Not only does it increase collagen production but also works to lighten hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by scarred acne or sun damage). It’s a great combination of ingredients for anti-aging while keeping the skin hydrated which is so important for many reasons.

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This serum has very light scent from the ingredients. There is no perfume but something in there gives off a scent, not sure what it is but it goes away after applying it. The consistency is thicker than water but not quite gel like and I suspect its the ingredient hydroxyetheyl cellulose that thickens it up a bit.  I like that it’s a bit thicker and can be spread over the skin easily. Watery type serums tend to fall between my skin fingers and I end up rubbing my entire hand front and back on my face to get it all on there!

OZ Naturals made a great serum that absorbs completely and takes no waiting time to apply makeup right over it. I usually apply a moisturizer like Cereve on top of it, but sometimes I skip the extra step and go straight to the foundation.

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The bottle is decent size, I don’t usually see them get much bigger than the typical 1 fl oz but should last you through a couple of months with daily use.  You can purchase OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C on Amazon or their direct website.

To find out more about this brand you can visit them on their website, Facebook or Instagram for updates!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

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Now that I’m in my 30’s, I can’t go a day without using moisturizer. I remember the days when I was much younger and would easily skip this step thinking my skin felt fine after washing and that it might make me break out so I’d skip it. *face palm*.  I’m older and wiser now and SO happy that vogue influencer sent me Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel to try because I L-O-V-E, love it!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is fast absorbing moisturizer that has purified hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated longer.  In case you didn’t know, Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000x times it weight in water which is why it’s great for facial skincare products. It is also formulated to be oil-free and non-comedogenic which my normal/combo/acne prone skin appreciates.

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While the packaging really isn’t anything to go bananas about, I do like it.  It comes in a wide mouth jar that you do need to dip your fingers in, but at this point of the skincare game I don’t mind too much. I’ve just washed my face with my hands that are also being cleaned with the cleanser so for the most part, I don’t feel like I’m contaminating anything.  For those who just can’t handle it, you can always use a q-tip to get the amount you need out.

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The formula is a aqua turquoise blue gel that feels “wet” upon application. I like it. Makes me feel like my skin is being hydrated rather than coated with a heavy cream.  The gel does dry eventually and leaves skin feeling moisturized but like nothing is on it–which I love. I hate that after feeling of having a ton of products on my face–I want to feel like it’s just my skin and nothing else.

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The scent is very clean, I can’t quite put my finger on it. I don’t want to say fresh laundry or linens because that doesn’t sound like a skincare product scent, but that’s what i think of it. Maybe just for fun we’ll call it a “clean water” scent. I don’t’ know, but it is nice and doesn’t linger after application, just when you open the jar.

I’ve been using Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel for about two weeks and use it at least once a day over my Michael Todd Antioxidant Carrot Multivitamin Serum and found that I’ve had no additional breakouts or irritation. I even slather this over my lips which are very prone to dryness and peeling. I do feel like this moisturizer works all day or until the next time I wash my face (which can be anywhere from 2-3 times a day) The only other moisturizer I alternate with is my Cereve moisturizer that keeps my skin in check but that’s a cream and takes longer to absorb.

You can purchase Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel (1.7 oz) for 18.99 on the Neutrogena site but I know that it’s carried at my favorite store (Target) and many drugstore locations.  They also have a gel-cream for people with extra dry skin in the same size and price range.  Since I like this product so much, I’m starting to eye the hydroboost gel-cream for eyes.

To find out more you can visit their website or Facebook.

Joyal Beauty Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

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**product provided for honest review**

I have had a thing for serums over the past few months, I just love using them for my skin.  Serums sink in fast and you can  use multiple serums for different treatments without feeling like you have a mask on. Lately, I’ve been using Joyal Beauty’s Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum in my routine and really like what it’s doing. Literally, everyone can benefit from using a hyaluronic acid (HA) serum, since it’s a special type of carbohydrate polymer that helps attract and hold water in the skin to keep it hydrated.  It’s something that is produced in our bodies, and aids in tissue repair and cell proliferation or renewal.

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We tend to lose H.A on a daily basis due to general wear and tear of the body.  However we tend to lose the ability to produce HA even more if we expose ourselves to too much sun or pollutants causing our skin to thin and show age.  Some of it is bound to happen with time, but being a former sun bunny myself, I know I’ve committed some skin care sins. I’m in my early 30’s and noticed the change in my skin by age 27.  Now I make it a habit to take care of my skin so it ages as gracefully as possible.

I’ve been using Joyal Beauty Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum at morning and night for about 4 weeks (and still have about ¾ of the bottle still filled). Their HA serum is botanically derived, and uses no synthetic preservatives such as parabens to keep it fresh.  This product is also cruelty-free!  The serum comes in an amber glass pump bottle and distributes just the right amount of serum each time.  The pump is easy to control so if you only need a little you can do so without wasting it.

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I like that this serum has a little thickness to its formula. When serums are pure liquid it tends to slip through my fingers before I can get it to my face. Then I end up rubbing the backs of my hands all over my face like a weirdo to get it all! I like to apply this right after I use my soniclear brush but there is a special trick to using this serum.  You don’t just apply it to dry skin because it’s meant to attract and pull water towards it. You need to use this on wet skin, so I either don’t dry my face after cleansing, or I spritz my face with a thermal water and then apply (my favorite method).

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I usually let the serum sink in for a minute or two before moving onto my next step whether it be another serum or my foundation but I do feel like my skin is fully hydrated and haven’t experienced any dry skin patches anywhere.  I can even apply this over my lips which do get severely dry at times and not worry!

You can purchase this serum by visiting their website : Joyal Beauty or by searching on Amazon.

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